United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Consultant (Deputy Team Leader)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Description

  Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the pilot countries selected to participate in the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR). The PPCR is funded under the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF), a multi-donor Trust Fund, this provides financing through the multilateral development banks to support programmes in selected pilot countries. The goal of the PPCR is to help countries transform toward a climate resilient development path, consistent with national poverty reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals. PNG’s Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) was designed through a broad-based consultative process. The SPCR seeks to achieve transformational change by supporting the implementation of PNG’s national strategies to facilitate “climate compatible development.” The overall outcome of the SPCR is to enhance PNG’s resilience to Climate Change. This will be achieved through improved access to resources, knowledge and climate resilient infrastructure at the national and sub-national levels. In seeking this transformation, the SPCR will address key impediments facing PNG ‘s current efforts to implement its national strategies. These include: - Inadequate resources (human, technical, financial) at national, provincial, district and community levels to mainstream climate change risk management. - Inadequate knowledge for mainstreaming climate change risk management in key sectors (e.g. food security, health, critical infrastructure) and in the national/provincial/district budget processes. - Poorly designed infrastructure that is susceptible to climate change impacts. The Government of PNG obtained a SCF-PPCR grant from the Asian Development Bank to implement the “Building Resilience to Climate Change Project.” The Project will help PNG implement the SPCR by mainstreaming climate resilience into development planning and addressing national priorities that focus on vulnerable communities. The Project targets approximately 16,829 people of 24 Islands and Atolls located in East New Britain, Manus, Milne Bay, Morobe and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB). The Deputy Team Leader will support: - Increased resilience of the communities to the impacts of climate change and climate variability. - Improved capacities of vulnerable islands/atoll communities, government agencies, and civil society to plan and respond to the impacts of climate change. The Project has three outputs. These are: - Output 1: Climate change and vulnerability assessments carried out and adaptation plans developed for target communities. - Output 2: Sustainable fishery eco-systems and food security investments piloted in 9 vulnerable island and atoll communities. - Output 3: Enabling frameworks for climate-resilient infrastructure and early warning and communication network extended. The Deputy Team Leader will work under the supervision of the Project’s Team Leader. The position will provide much needed support to the Project team which is comprised of various experts. Project activities will be delivered over approx. 18 months.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Deputy Team Leader will provide proactive leadership in supporting key tasks as specified in this Terms of Reference (TOR) in line with the project document translated into the Project’s annual work plans, including any other tasks deemed necessary by UNDP. The Deputy Team leader will assist the Team Leader in the implementation of activities in the five target provinces including effective communication with the national and sub national stakeholders and Project beneficiaries. In doing so, the Deputy Team Leader will establish strategic linkages and networks at national and subnational levels for the effective and efficient implementation of the Project. The Deputy Team Leader will specifically: - Assist in providing Technical Support during the Project’s mobilization stage including planning and implementation. - Establish contacts and network with key stakeholders at the national and provincial levels to provide timely inputs and assistance as and when required for the efficient delivery of the Project’s outputs. - Provide technical advice and guidance to provincial stakeholders including District Development Authorities, target communities and the Project team. - Undertake field visits to target Provinces including the islands and atoll communities as and when required. - Lead inception workshops with the stakeholders at the national and provincial levels. - Supervise technical experts to ensure activities are implemented on a timely manner as planned. - Assist the Team Leader in communicating relevant and critical information with key implementing partners and other Project stakeholders including Project Steering Committee (PSC) members through UNDP. - Together with the Team Leader, and in consultation with the BRCC Project Management, prepare and conduct PSC meetings as and when required. - Closely monitor the progress of activities against the approved annual work plan and ensure all activities are on track and within budget. - Identify and document issues and risks that are related to the Project and Design mitigation measures against risks. - Lead and provide technical support to Provincial Climate Change Committees (PCCCs) established in provinces to oversee, make decisions and coordinate climate change interventions at the provincial level. - Provide inputs into results produced by the Project before they finalized and endorsed by the respective national and subnational authorities. - Lead by providing an oversight role in management and procurement of necessary materials and equipment deemed necessary to support the implementation of the Project by adhering to the standards and process as agreed by UNDP. - Provide technical advice and support on the operational functioning of Provincial Advisory Committees (PAC’s) in the four (4) provinces and AROB. Deliverables Working with a range of implementing partners including the national Government, Provincial Administrations and civil society, the Deputy Team leader will support the Team Leader with the delivery of: - The Project’s inception workshop, to be conducted in Port Moresby. - Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments (CCVAP) undertaken in targeted island and atoll communities. - Successfully completed workshops on mainstreaming CCVAPs into LLGs, Districts, Provincial and Regional Development Plans. - Facilitated training on reef coastal management and food security initiatives at community levels in East New Britain, Milne Bay and Manus Provinces respectively. - Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs) that are established and registered in East New Britain, Manus and Milne Bay Provinces respectively. - Home gardens that are established, adaptation measures demonstrated with food processing and preservation initiatives in place for targeted islands and atoll communities of East New Britain, Manus and Milne Bay Provinces respectively. - Training on Small Grants Funding (SGF) to support communities delivr tangible climate adaptation measures, including small scale infrastructure. - Emergency response training conducted in selected islands and atoll communities with disaster management with community response plans and Climate Change Adaptation plans developed and used. - Disaster Management Committees in selected islands and toll communities and 24 associated disaster response strategies. - Lessons learnt workshops at the provincial and national levels with documentation and sharing of success stories.
Competencies
High level of computer literacy is essential (in particular word processing, publishing and presentation software). Knowledge of environment, climate change and disaster risk reduction is an asset • People management skills, especially ability to manage team of experts both National and International • Exceptional communication, presentation, inter-personal and networking skills • Be task oriented and able to work independently • Demonstrate high level of gender sensitivity and advocate for gender equality • Be able to work effectively in a high pressure, occasionally stressful environment • Ability to quickly establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different cultural backgrounds • Proven communication and report writing skills • Ability to negotiate and reach understanding or agreement in a most challenging environment • Able to work in challenging and stressful conditions • Possess commitment to teamwork • Demonstrate openness to change and ability to manage complexities • Respond positively to critical feedback and differing points of view • Fluent written and spoken English • Be able to step in if the Team Leader is not available and must be able to fly out to the provinces if required and stay for longer time durations.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and experience • Atleast Master’s degree in Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Management, Environmental Science, Geography, Information Management, Statistics, Social Sciences, or a related area. Experience: • Atleast 7 years of experience in environment, climate change, disaster risk reduction, emergency response or humanitarian Coordination within international organizations (in particular working in Papua New Guinea is highly desirable). • At least 5 years’ experience in environment, climate change and disaster risk reduction with a most reputable or an international organization • Experience in programme/project planning and management is desirable. Submission Instructions Completed proposals should be submitted to procurement.png@undp.org with mandatory email subject: Deputy Team leader Consultancy – IC/PNG/011-2020, no later than 29th July, 2020. For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to procurement.pg@undp.org Please be guided by the instructions provided in this document above while preparing your submission. Incomplete proposals and failure to comply with proposal submission instruction will not be considered or will result in disqualification of proposal. UNDP looks forward to receiving your Proposal and thank you in advance for your interest in UNDP procurement opportunities. UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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